Former Prosecutor Killed By Deadly Drug Combination

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Former Clark County prosecutor Lisa Willlardson (photo:

Former Clark County prosecutor Lisa Willlardson (photo:

(Las Vegas, KXNT)- After nearly two months, toxicology reports on former prosecutor Lisa Willardson have been released.

According to the Clark County Coroner’s Office, Lisa Willardson died from acute drug combination intoxication.  The coroner says there were no indications that her death was a suicide.

The acute combined drug intoxication was caused by diazepam, clonazepam, citalopram and zolpidem.

“She had one drug that is a short-acting  sedative, another that is a long-acting anti-anxiety medicine, one that raises serotonin levels and then one that is a sleep aid, ” explained Mike Murphy, Clark County Coroner.  “None of these drugs were at fatal levels.  The doctor has indicated that it was the combination of these drugs and that combination, above prescriptive levels, created a synergistic effect which caused the death.”

Willardson was found unresponsive in her home on December 26th by her boyfriend Family Court Judge Steve Jones.  She was at the center of a recent hearing by the Nevada Commission on Judicial Discipline.  The commission was looking into a relationship Judge Jones had with Willardson, while she was trying cases in his courtroom.

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